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by lars
February 13, 2019, 6:56 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Michael Ennis joins Canberra Raiders as coaching consultant
Replies: 230
Views: 13655

Re: Michael Ennis joins Canberra Raiders as coaching consultant

I find it’s painful and irritating when the drummer gets the tempo wrong, which happens disappointingly frequently. It messes up the rythym of the crowd. When the timing is good and there’s a decent size crowd, it’s great.
by lars
July 22, 2018, 11:57 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: That decision
Replies: 142
Views: 7934

Re: That decision

so that's a 10-12 point difference the NRL has agreed on so the end score should have been raiders 28/30 sharks 22 very different story then..... That’s not how it works. Unless the ref mistake is on the last play, there’s no way of knowing what affect it would have had. As frustrating as they were...
by lars
July 22, 2018, 9:39 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: That decision
Replies: 142
Views: 7934

Re: That decision

so that's a 10-12 point difference the NRL has agreed on so the end score should have been raiders 28/30 sharks 22 very different story then..... That’s not how it works. Unless the ref mistake is on the last play, there’s no way of knowing what affect it would have had. As frustrating as they were...
by lars
July 21, 2018, 9:35 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Playing the whistle
Replies: 282
Views: 11124

Re: Playing the whistle

I’m with you on that, lars I’m fairly vocal rallying against this sort of stuff, I call it how I see it and I VERY rarely see it that officiating cost us a football game On this occasion I think it did I’m with you on that Pig. I’m not calling conspiracy or anything like that, more incompetence, bu...
by lars
July 21, 2018, 8:52 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Playing the whistle
Replies: 282
Views: 11124

Re: Playing the whistle

The Sharks won because the bunker overturned a call without justification for it, and the on field officials made an egregious error calling Beej's pass forward. Those are the errors im furious about. Impossible to know whether the errors cost us the game. We don’t know whether, if they got the fir...
by lars
July 21, 2018, 8:40 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: That decision
Replies: 142
Views: 7934

Re: That decision

so that's a 10-12 point difference the NRL has agreed on so the end score should have been raiders 28/30 sharks 22 very different story then..... That’s not how it works. Unless the ref mistake is on the last play, there’s no way of knowing what affect it would have had. As frustrating as they were...
by lars
June 8, 2018, 5:57 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2018 State of Origin I: New South Wales V Queensland
Replies: 311
Views: 13134

Re: 2018 State of Origin I: New South Wales V Queensland

Put the slide rules and scientific calculators away. It was a Good old fashion forward pass. Didn’t affect the outcome. Better team won. End of story. I agree with everything you said. Except the bit about the forward pass. nah, it was forward. Move on Unlike the pass, I’ll move forward.
by lars
June 8, 2018, 4:21 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2018 State of Origin I: New South Wales V Queensland
Replies: 311
Views: 13134

Re: 2018 State of Origin I: New South Wales V Queensland

Northern Raider wrote:
June 8, 2018, 1:09 pm
Put the slide rules and scientific calculators away. It was a Good old fashion forward pass. Didn’t affect the outcome. Better team won. End of story.
I agree with everything you said. Except the bit about the forward pass.
by lars
June 7, 2018, 10:59 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2018 State of Origin I: New South Wales V Queensland
Replies: 311
Views: 13134

Re: 2018 State of Origin I: New South Wales V Queensland

Hi BnM, on the video which has been around for some time, be that as it may, the rule in the past was always relative to the player passing the ball, it could not be taken in front of that player without being called a forward pass. It can be done but the players need to pass the ball further backw...
by lars
June 7, 2018, 4:24 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2018 State of Origin I: New South Wales V Queensland
Replies: 311
Views: 13134

Re: 2018 State of Origin I: New South Wales V Queensland

Hi BnM, on the video which has been around for some time, be that as it may, the rule in the past was always relative to the player passing the ball, it could not be taken in front of that player without being called a forward pass. It can be done but the players need to pass the ball further backw...
by lars
June 7, 2018, 11:18 am
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2018 State of Origin I: New South Wales V Queensland
Replies: 311
Views: 13134

Re: 2018 State of Origin I: New South Wales V Queensland

thoughts on whether or not the rule should change no matter how it comes out of the hand? momentum or not, the onus could be on the passer to make sure the ball goes backwards and it would be easier to make calls on The interpretation has become way too loose these days. We see way too many forward...
by lars
June 7, 2018, 10:19 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2018 Rd 14 V Panthers: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 129
Views: 12387

Re: 2018 Rd 14 V Panthers: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

If we don't turn up and dead set give it to these guys on Friday we are absolutely joking ourselves. Penrith are playing good footy, but we have every chance here, 2 days after Origin. Agree. We need to play with discipline and start aggressive in defence so they don’t get the chance to work themse...
by lars
June 7, 2018, 10:12 am
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2018 State of Origin I: New South Wales V Queensland
Replies: 311
Views: 13134

Re: 2018 State of Origin I: New South Wales V Queensland

Lars, I reckon there should be an internet-wide filter that prevents anyone commenting about forward passes, unless they can prove they understand the concept of momentum. The idea you can prove a pass is forward by comparing a still of when the pass was thrown to a still of when the pass was caugh...
by lars
June 7, 2018, 9:08 am
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2018 State of Origin I: New South Wales V Queensland
Replies: 311
Views: 13134

Re: 2018 State of Origin I: New South Wales V Queensland

yeh raiders wrote:
June 7, 2018, 8:27 am
gangrenous wrote:
June 7, 2018, 8:18 am
There is zero chance of NSW including Cotric without an injury. Dreaming guys.
Agreed. Both our wingers are born for rep footy and played well
Agree about turbo, not so sure about JAC.
by lars
June 7, 2018, 9:07 am
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2018 State of Origin I: New South Wales V Queensland
Replies: 311
Views: 13134

Re: 2018 State of Origin I: New South Wales V Queensland

I honestly don’t understand how some people think Maloney’s pass to JAC’s try was forward. I thought it was clearly back out of the hands and only momentum took it forward. Maloney finished in front of the ball and JAC had to prop to catch it. Teddy and cook were great. Impressed with turbo doing pl...
by lars
February 5, 2018, 10:19 am
Forum: Competition Central
Topic: NRL Supercoach 2018
Replies: 34
Views: 3139

Re: NRL Supercoach 2018

You’re on.

Apparently I don’t know what I’m doing creating a league - the last number was a private league, which doesn’t mean what I thought it meant! The public league code is 450757.

:opps
by lars
February 4, 2018, 2:08 pm
Forum: Competition Central
Topic: NRL Supercoach 2018
Replies: 34
Views: 3139

Re: NRL Supercoach 2018

Looks like I was too late! For those who are still looking for a league, or are interested in joining another one, try GH SC Dregs (561230).
by lars
November 26, 2017, 8:05 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders still have work to do be cap compliant
Replies: 167
Views: 13362

Re: Raiders still have work to do be cap compliant

That is exactly the reason the raiders are suddenly over the cap.world cup. Rep bonuses. And it sits squarely on Don, as he should expect x amount to make rep sides. Plus the motel at home games is in the cap too... Surely the motel isn't in the cap? If it is it seems like a pretty big waste of mon...
by lars
November 26, 2017, 8:03 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Josh Hodgson out for up to nine months with ACL
Replies: 243
Views: 26256

Re: Fears Josh Hodgson will miss half 2018 season with ACL

Dusty wrote:Releasing Tapine is not the answer. He is the future


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Agree. He’s only going to get better.
by lars
November 26, 2017, 7:19 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Is this the Raiders best 17 for 2018?
Replies: 103
Views: 10394

Re: Is this the Raiders best 17 for 2018?

Without Josh Hodgson, rel BJ and keep Baptiste 1. Wighton / Abbey 2. Cotric / Oldfield 3. Croker 4. Cotric / Wighton 5. Rapana 6. Austin 7. Sezer 8. Paulo 9. Baptiste 10. Boyd 11. Papalii 12. Whitehead 13. Soliola 14. Garvey 15. Tapine 16. Gubb 17. Knight Sent from my iPhone using The Greenhouse mo...
by lars
November 26, 2017, 7:13 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Josh Hodgson out for up to nine months with ACL
Replies: 243
Views: 26256

Re: Fears Josh Hodgson will miss half 2018 season with ACL

Hearing it could be an ACL. Where are you hearing that? If that is the case we need to ask the English medical team a few hard questions Did he do it the first instant or did he do his ACL because they kept him on? He can leave camp now and get our guys onto it ..... Sent from my HTC_0PKV1 using Th...
by lars
September 14, 2017, 12:52 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: Gold Coast Titans 2017
Replies: 316
Views: 39933

Re: Gold Coast Titans 2017

Would be disappointing if so. I would hate to see Laurie or Mal involved in any other club. They are legends of the club... above all others... and it's just not kosher having them at other clubs. I agree it would be a shame, but there's so many raiders legends from that era that it would be diffic...
by lars
September 14, 2017, 11:55 am
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: Gold Coast Titans 2017
Replies: 316
Views: 39933

Re: Gold Coast Titans 2017

Would be disappointing if so. I would hate to see Laurie or Mal involved in any other club. They are legends of the club... above all others... and it's just not kosher having them at other clubs. I agree it would be a shame, but there's so many raiders legends from that era that it would be diffic...
by lars
September 14, 2017, 11:47 am
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2017 NRL Finals Wk 1: Teams and Game Day
Replies: 381
Views: 25273

Re: 2017 NRL Finals Wk 1: Teams and Game Day

Nah I disagree with that. However at least you've stated your case pretty well there lars so happy to agree to disagree. I don't want it to come across as if I don't think referees make errors. Or that some of those errors don't have a significant effect on a game. That absolutely happens. It's how...
by lars
September 14, 2017, 10:50 am
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2017 NRL Finals Wk 1: Teams and Game Day
Replies: 381
Views: 25273

Re: 2017 NRL Finals Wk 1: Teams and Game Day

The assertion that the refs never decide NRL games is absolutely laughable though. Happens all the time. So don't buy all of Toddy and Archers BS. Disagree. Referee decisions are part of the game but they very rarely decide the outcome. You must watch a different sport to me. Rugby League is a clos...
by lars
September 14, 2017, 7:09 am
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2017 NRL Finals Wk 1: Teams and Game Day
Replies: 381
Views: 25273

Re: 2017 NRL Finals Wk 1: Teams and Game Day

The assertion that the refs never decide NRL games is absolutely laughable though. Happens all the time. So don't buy all of Toddy and Archers BS. Disagree. Referee decisions are part of the game but they very rarely decide the outcome. This is the problem with the way coaches talk about referees. ...
by lars
September 10, 2017, 8:09 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders fan survey
Replies: 35
Views: 5633

Re: Canberra Raiders fan survey

3/10.

Defensive structures/attitude and game management need to be improved. Obviously too many close games lost this year and with a 10-15% improvement in those areas we could push for top 4 next year. Whether we have the coaching staff to improve in those areas is another question.
by lars
September 10, 2017, 6:57 am
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2017 NRL Finals Wk 1: Teams and Game Day
Replies: 381
Views: 25273

Re: 2017 NRL Finals Wk 1: Teams and Game Day

That's been a knock on forever. Should also obviously be a knock on from the torso too. Just imagine if that happened against Canberra. That bad call literally ended their season. 2 Sydney teams get 16k to a final and Patten ducks it for everyone. (I presume it was him as the wok eyed wash up is th...
by lars
February 19, 2017, 5:08 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: The end of the smokescreen
Replies: 40
Views: 2177

Re: The end of the smokescreen

I suspect the NRL will eventually move to some kind of injury report situation like American sports How does that work? In the NFL every day the clubs release a simple one page report that states the player, what type of injury they are dealing with and assigns them a status of "out", "doubtful" "q...
by lars
February 13, 2017, 6:49 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Croker out injured, Hodgson stand in captain
Replies: 294
Views: 21988

Re: Croker out injured

I'd like to see how cotric goes in first grade but I suspect Ricky will have him play in Mounties regularly first before calling him up. I expect turner will get the gig.
by lars
February 13, 2017, 6:45 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Dave Taylor deal registered by NRL
Replies: 399
Views: 51296

Re: Taylor strikes deal

Didn't the Titans stand them down for a few rounds when they were charged? That should be taken into account for any action by the club or integrity unit. I wouldn't be surprised if it was a 2-3 game suspension.
by lars
February 13, 2017, 6:37 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: It's de-lurker week on The Greenhouse!
Replies: 63
Views: 4914

Re: It's de-lurker week on The Greenhouse!

I used to post quite a bit over at LU, but took a fairly long sabbatical from posting for various reasons. I lurked on here for ages following the ups and (mainly) downs of the raiders for 10+ years. I can't even remember if I signed up here ages ago, but I've certainly forgotten my password! Im goi...
by lars
January 31, 2016, 3:43 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2016 Auckland Nines: Teams and Game Day *Teams p1*
Replies: 1558
Views: 57927

Re: 2016 Auckland Nines: Teams and Game Day *Teams p1*

Vaughan and Boyd better not be going I'm massively surprised those two have been named. Otherwise, a pretty good squad. I'm hoping they were named to fill up the requisite number of top-25 players, but will actually be used very sparingly. But you'd thing there were a couple of other top-25 players...
by lars
January 31, 2016, 3:35 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: Sydney Roosters former captain Mitchell Pearce scandal
Replies: 671
Views: 25797

Re: Sydney Roosters captain Mitchell Pearce scandal

To me, it doesn't matter that Pearce didn't commit a crime. That's not the only basis on which the nrl can penalise a player. Nor should it be. That's what the criminal justice system is for. The nrl penalises players to 1) make clear to other players that similar behaviour will not be tolerated, an...
by lars
December 6, 2015, 8:51 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Stuart set to re-sign until 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 7926

Re: Stuart set to re-sign until 2018

This is it for Ricky Stuart. 8th position at worst, no excuses..... There's no doubt there's a great vibe around the club and he has the squad. It's time to perform on field. Let's see Ricky the coach stand up. I tend to agree. With the quality of players in the squad 8th position should be a minim...